Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lookie! Lookie!

My bulbs are coming up! Maybe spring really is coming! Oh, yeah, it's supposed to snow tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Little Taste of Spring!

Well, I'm back and enjoying a fairly nice day. I even went for a bike ride.
You may have guessed a few things already. One, I have a new camera. I got a used version of the exact camera I had from Ebay, only to find, about half an hour later, that the next newest model of this camera was on sale at Office Depot for $50 less than I'd just paid. Arrrggghh! At least I have a new camera that I know how to work. I really flunk the whole shopping around thing.

The other thing you may have guessed is that I dyed yarn yesterday! That was a lot of fun and I wish I'd had more time to do it. I have another dye day planned for Monday. I'm teaching a dye workshop on Sunday (sorry, kids, it's full) so the kitchen will be all set up anyway. I'm stocking up for the Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival on April 26. It should be a great time! I'm really enjoying the fact that I can hang the yarn outside instead of having it draped all of the shop to dry! Sock Clubbers, you can pick up your yarn anytime. If I mail it to you (Hi, Lorena!) I'll get in the mail as soon as it is dry.

Friday, March 07, 2008

It's good to have friends

Thank you to everyone for your sympathy and help. As I posted yesterday, Doria's going to get me some yarn photos so I can update the Etsy site and another friend has offed to loan me a camera! Now, I just have to talk to my insurance company and get organized to buy a new camera. Needless to say, the new one is not going to be stored in the shop!

Thursday, March 06, 2008


Well, there won't be any pictures here for a while because someone just stole my camera! Yeah, the nice new one I bought last year. They took it out of my computer cabinet (which is in the shop) while I was in the other room teaching a lesson. I have filed a police report and will be calling my insurance company tomorrow. Doria's going to come over tomorrow and retake pictures of the sock yarn so that I can at least update the Etsy site. I was actually sitting down to download pictures I took earlier to do an update when I noticed it was gone. Aaaargh!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Playing Catch Up

I'm feeling much better today and now I'm playing catch up from last week. Last week really passed in kind of a murky haze and, needless to say, I did no laundry or dishes or work on my taxes the entire time.
Today, I've run the dishwasher, done several loads of laundry (ah, the joy of clean clothes!) and I'm working away on my tax spreadsheets while listening to back episodes of It's a Purl Man I don't often have time to listen but Guido's always there for me when I've got a big project like this to do!
If you are wondering why I'm in such a rush to work on this now, I'm not actually doing my own taxes. I'm just getting everything organized to take to my accountant which I am going to try to do tomorrow. The small joys of running your own business are many and varied!